Today, perhaps more than in any time in history, multitudes are involved in personal Bible study and prayer, individually and with fellowship groups. A tremendous spiritual hunger is being met by a variety of good study materials that are currently available.
Personally, I believe that The Godly Man: Personal Bible Studies for the Christian Man is unique. In this book, you have an excellent combination of well-designed lessons with relevance to the issues and problems of the day, deeply rooted in Scripture with practical application of biblical truth to specific areas of life. You also have a large variety of rich resource materials in the "Suggestions for Further Study" section at the end of each session.
If you use this study in a group setting, another unique feature you have is a "built-in" fellowship through prayer and sharing. Group members pray for each other daily, an in weekly Bible discussion share their Bible discoveries and what God is doing in their lives.
I am confident that any person who is willing to follow the disciplines set forth in these studies will greatly enhance his relationship to God and man and his effectiveness as a Christian witness.
Charlie Riggs - Counselor Training & Follow-up, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
To help produce in you the kind of person whose life is explainable only in terms of God. To create in you the kind of life other men seek for help and counsel. To enable you to more perfectly reflect the Lord Jesus Christ in his glory.
The Godly Man Bible Study is designed for individual or group use.
This series contains twenty-two sessions you can work through at your own pace and in the privacy of your personal study time. The Study Guide (and/or Book) is meant to be printed out and written in. You would need no further materials unless you desired to do the additional study recommended at the close of each session.
The Study Guide is also part of a complete program for small groups utilizing a Teacher's Guide and the accompanying audios. It is designed to be covered in twenty-two, one-hour sessions and contains everything you would need to conduct an effective group study. The Godly Woman is a companion study for women that covers the same topics as The Godly Man.
Suggestions for Further Study
At the end of each chapter you will find "Suggestions for Further Study." The books and pamphlets may be obtained from your local Christian bookstore. The audios are available online at DiscipleshipLibrary.com. All the audios are also available on cassette on a free loan basis (no charge except for postage and handling) from Discipleship Tape Library, 435 West Boyd, Norman, Oklahoma 73069 (405-329-2990).
The uncommitted world is not so much moved by works as by lives. Wherever the life of a man is explainable only in the terms of God - other men are seeking that man for help and counsel. It is our hope, prayer and belief that God will use this study to more perfectly reflect the Lord Jesus Christ through many lives to His glory. Much of this material has been borrowed from other sources. If all were given proper credit, this study would be far too long. I hope they will accept my humble thanks for their work and contribution. Many deserve thanks for the way they have encouraged and prayed for this study. May God richly reward them for their faithful investment.
"Help Lord, for the godly man ceaseth, for the faithful fail from among the children of men." Psalm 12:1
*Gene was commissioned in the US Army at age 19, and served as a reconnaissance platoon leader in an armored division of George Patton's 3rd Army. After WWII Gene returned to business life in Oklahoma City where God has used him in an extensive ministry in speaking, teaching, witnessing and discipling men in North America and around the world.